Tackling Britain's High Cost Credit Problem
Monday, 25th February 2013, London
Early bird offer expires this Friday! Book now to secure your place.
Britain's high cost credit markets are booming, as the financial pressure on lower income households continues to increase.
Our conference will examine how we can improve the regulation of lenders and also esplore the potential to expand alternatives. Confirmed sessions on the programme include:
- Stella Creasy MP on the campaign for caps on the cost of credit
- Department for Work and Pensions on their plans to expand credit unions
- The Money Advice Service on how they plan to meet the needs of lower income consumers for debt advice and improve levels of financial capability
- CfRC Director Damon Gibbons on whether increased data sharing can really help high cost credit users transition to more mainstream lending and how local authorities are taking forward the localisation of Community Care Grant and Crisis Loan budgets.
We are also now pleased to confirm the involvement in the programme of Sharon Collard, Bristol University's Personal Finance Research Centre; Mark Lyonette, Association of British Credit Unions Limited, and Peter Tutton, Step Change (formerly the Consumer Credit Counselling Service).
Finally, the conference will also discuss how the recent Government commitment to ensure that the financial services industry disclose details of their provision at a postcode level can best be realised - injecting fresh impetus into the financial inclusion agenda and helping local authorities and their partners to better plan their own services to support households and small businesses.
Join us in London on 25th February to help develop the agenda for future campaigns to deliver a fair deal for Britain's low income borrowers.
Early bird booking for the event expires on Friday 25th January.
To secure your place at discounted rates please book on-line here.. CfRC subscribers are eligible for a 10 per cent discount for up to three delegates, and this can be claimed by submitting the Word booking form from the same web page.
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